January 9, 2015

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Announcing New Features in myWPI!

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Welcome back everyone! Over the past week the hosting group and the ATC completed a software upgrade to myWPI. Throughout the month of December, we performed extensive testing on the upgrade and don’t anticipate any problems. However, if you do notice anything out of the ordinary, please don’t hesitate to contact the Helpdesk at ext. [...]

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December 23, 2014

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myWPI unavailable week of 1/5/15 to 1/9/15

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The myWPI learning management system, http://my.wpi.edu will be unavailable from January 5th to January 9th 2015 due to a necessary software upgrade to maintain the service contract with our vendor.  Access to myWPI and Blackboard Mobile Learn will be unavailable during the upgrade. NOTE: We will send out an e-mail notification when the system is [...]

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December 18, 2014

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The app that we’ve all been waiting for is here! Echo360 for Tablets!!

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Over the past few years, the ATC has fielded requests from many instructors concerning how they might record annotated videos using their tablets. And have them publish to their myWPI site using Echo360, our lecture capturing system. For the earlier, we always recommended the iPad app “Explain Everything.” However, for the latter, we never had a great [...]

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December 2, 2014

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Introducing the new myWPI BB Grader App for iPad

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Blackboard released a new mobile app for iPad to allow grading on the go for myWPI!  Download the new BB Grader App on your iPad to provide annotated feedback to your students via inline grading. Now use the commenting tool, highlighter, text selection tool, strikeout tool, and drawing tool provided all within the app on [...]

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November 26, 2014

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myWPI Update Completed 11/26

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During our morning maintenance window on 11/26, our System Administrators were able to successfully deploy a fix to the myWPI Grade Center. We had several reports over the past month that e-mail was unable to be delivered to students via Grade Center.  E-mail can now once again be sent from Grade Center in myWPI. Please [...]

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November 24, 2014

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Check out these 3 great features of PDF Annotator!

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On the classroom podiums you will find 2 programs that will allow you to mark up PDFs as well as Powerpoint presentations and other files – Smart Notebook and PDF Annotator. Alright! So lets start with why I’m focusing on PDF Annotator and not Smart Notebook. At some point in the near future WPI will [...]

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November 18, 2014

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I’m also new to the ATC TTL group! I’m Jess!

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Hello! I am Jess Baer and I will be supporting all things Clicker and Qualtrics related! I’ll also be doing my best to support all the different software and hardware the Academic Technology Center offers to students and faculty. I’ve spent the last 7 years doing what I love as a technology trainer for Natick [...]

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November 17, 2014

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New ATC TTL group member introduction!

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Hi everyone! I am Lindsey Tapper, the new myWPI guru for the ATC. I have a broad background in instructional technology, my most recent experience managing and supporting the Content Management System at Tufts Medical School- and less recently Classroom and A/V support for the Tufts Medford campus.   I worked at Tufts University for 7 [...]

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September 19, 2014

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Compatibility Mode and myWPI

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If you’re an Internet Explorer 11 user, you may have noticed that myWPI has the occasional tendency to look, well, odd. If you’re seeing errors like these scrollbars, or perhaps encountering other errors in Internet Explorer where things aren’t displaying or working correctly, you may need to turn off Compatibility Mode! Compatibility mode is a [...]

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April 30, 2014

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SafeAssign gets a makeover!

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In a previous post we discussed the how and why’s of using plagiarism detection software: http://wp.wpi.edu/atc-ttl/2010/03/18/avoiding-plagiarism/, if you have not read this post it is highly recommended to acquaint you with the world of plagiarism detection.  In this post we focused predominately on the detection tool available here at WPI called Safe Assign. Safe Assign [...]

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